You can use 2 cups homemade cranberry-orange relish if you can't find it frozen. Some brands are seasonal and shelf stable, so check for this sauce next to canned cranberry sauce.
Add flair by garnishing the salad with sprigs of watercress and sugared cranberries. To sugar cranberries, dip washed, still-wet cranberries into granulated sugar.
Avoid last-minute hassles by unmolding the salad a couple of hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator.